Area Obituaries

Dan Raines

Danny Morrison Raines “Big Dan”,63, of Dunlap, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at his home after suffering a lengthy illness.    He was born July 12, 1956 to Walter and Dessie Williams Raines. Dan was a graduate of Monterey High School, Class of 1974. He was a member…

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Florene Lasley

Florene Hobbs Lasley, 84, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. She was a member of the Soddy Church of God. She worked at Soddy Elementary in the cafeteria for 30 years and later worked at Wal-Mart on Hwy 153 for 20 years. She was preceded…

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Arthur Hobbs

Arthur Harrison Hobbs, 82, born in Dunlap, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday afternoon, January 1, 2020 in Madison Heights, Michigan. He returned to Dunlap in 2011 and resided there until 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Gloria Jean Hobbs. He is survived by three daughters, Denise Hobbs of Waterford, Michigan, Lisa Austin…

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James Earl Stocker

James “Jim” Earl Stocker, 82, of Kenansville, North Carolina passed away on December 31, 2019 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro, North Carolina after a twelve-year bout with colon cancer. Jim was born on December 7, 1937 in Palmer, Tennessee to Alfred and Norma Stocker. He was the middle child of three boys and…

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Marla Michel

Marla Jeanne Michel, 81, of Dunlap, passed away at her home on Lewis Chapel on Sunday, December 29, 2019. Daughter of Thos. M. and Georgetta Rogge Van Hook, Marla was born in New Castle, IN. She had a long career as an executive secretary in Auburn and Axis, AL, before retiring first to Fairhope, AL,…

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Carl Keener

Carl “Tynes” Keener, 84, of Dunlap, Tennessee passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020 at NHC Healthcare. Carl was of the Church of God Faith. He was preceded in death by his son, Larry LaVan Keener. He is survived by his wife, Reva J. Keener; daughter, Katrina Walker; five sons, James Elbert Keener Neeley, Carl, Glenn,…

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Lucille Sutherland

Lucille Bowman Sutherland, 96, of Dunlap, Tennessee passed away Tuesday evening, December 10, 2019 in Memorial Northpark. She was a member of Ewtonville Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two infant sons and an infant daughter; son, Gary Lindell Sutherland; parents, Sam and Ida Bowman; grandson, Jimmy Sutherland; and sisters, Willie Frances Parks…

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George Smith

George Rayburn “Red” Smith, 62 of Dunlap, Tennessee passed away Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Erlanger Sequatchie. He was a member of Little Hopewell Baptist Church. He loved his family, friends and grandchildren.   He also loved riding 4-wheelers, Jeeps and motorcycles and loved going to the mountain. He was preceded in death by his…

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Michael Pazdera

Michael Pazdera, 63, of Dunlap, Tennessee passed away unexpectedly. He was formerly a resident of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; Little Rock, Arkansas; and Seymour, Indiana. He is survived by his son, Michael Pazdera Jr. and four siblings, Teresa, Mary, Tom, and William. He was also the favorite (don’t tell the other brothers) uncle to his many…

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Melvin Brock

Melvin Austin “Red” Brock, 51, of Dunlap, Tennessee passed away Monday, December 16, 2019 after a long battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Barbara Dotson Brock; siblings, Ernie, Jeanie and Melinda Brock; nephew, J.T. Holloway He is survived by his significant other, Mitzi Brock of Hixson; daughter, Mercedez…

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